|Just married, Just a child: Child Marriage in the Indo-Pacific Region - Mark Evenhuis|
The report address the issue of child marriage in the Indo-Pacific including Papua New Guinea. It outlines a number of recommendations for the Australian Government to address child marriage in Australia and overseas including through its overseas development aid and by advocating for a UN General Assembly resolution to end child marriage.
Keywords: Child Marriage; Women's Rights; Children's Rights; Papua New Guinea
|ABG Transitional Mining Bill - Autonomous Bougainville Government|
Bougainville's Transitional Mining Bill (Final draft)
Keywords: Mining; Bougainville
|Mining in Morobe, Papua New Guinea – Impacts, Assurance and Self-determination - G M Mudd; C P Roche|
The Morobe Province of central Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been mined for gold for nearly a century, although it is only in the past decade that large-scale modern mining commenced. The Hidden Valley gold-silver project began construction in mid-2006 and production by August 2009, and is located in the mountains above Wau in the headwaters of the Watut River. This paper presents the results of an ongoing project in the Morobe Province conducted by the Mineral Policy Institute examining the histor...
Keywords: Mining; Papua New Guinea; Self-determination
|At Risk: The Relationship between Experiences of Child Sexual Abuse and Women’s HIV Status in Papua New Guinea - Ione Lewis|
Child sexual abuse in Papua New Guinea is a human rights issue as well as an indicator of HIV risk in women. This study aimed to develop knowledge about the link between violence experienced by women and their HIV status. The study used a mixed method approach to collect quantitative and qualitative data through structured interviews with a sample of 415 women across four provinces of Papua New Guinea: National Capital District,Western Highlands, Western, and Morobe...
Keywords: HIV; AIDS; Gender-based violence; Papua New Guinea
|Revisiting Planned Relocation as a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy: The Added Value of a Human Rights-Based Approach - Mariya Gromilova|
Article about the utility of a Human Rights-Based Approach to planned relocation due to climate change.
Keywords: Papua New Guinea; Human Rights; Climate Change
|Australian Funded Care and Maintenance of Asylum Seekers in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea: All care but no responsibility? - Savitri Taylor|
Article about Australian Funded Care and Maintenance of Asylum Seekers in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea and Australia's human rights obligations.
Keywords: Human Rights; Papua New Guinea; Refugees
|Using health rights to improve programme design: a Papua New Guinea case study - Carmel Williams and Garry Brian|
The non-state sector is becoming increasingly influential in funding and implementing global health programmes. However, their disease-specific focus and vertical interventions have led to criticis mthat these programmes can be unsustainable and unable to achieve long-term goals. This paper demonstrates that health rights can inform programme design to guide the design of appropriate and sustainable aid-funded health programmes...
Keywords: Health; Human Rights: Papua New Guinea
|Ways of being Ideas of maleness and femaleness in a Port Moresby Settlement - Fiona Hakula|
This article presents the concepts of gender and violence in the context of an urban settlement in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. I discuss how the ideas of maleness and femaleness engage with the notions of sociality and violence. I use every day talk to describe the ways in which the settlement dwellers described their ways of being male and female. I outline some of these characteristics and then discuss how changing forms of gender interacts with violence and how understandings of violence ...
Keywords: Papua New Guinea; Masculinities; Gender-Based Violence
|Jo Chandler: Gender, human rights and power investigations in Papua New Guinea - Jo Chandler|
A series of stories on the complexity and contradictions of Papua NewGuinea, Australia’s closest neighbour, has won the 2013 George Munster award for independent journalism. The award is presented by the George Munster Trust and the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism(ACIJ) at the University of Technology, Sydney. Freelance journalist andformer senior writer for Fairfax Media, Jo Chandler won the award for her Papua New Guinea articles, published in 2013 in the now defunct online publ...
Keywords: Sorcery; Human Rights; Papua New Guinea
|Papua New Guinea: Not Ready for REDD - Greenpeace|
This report critiques the handling of domestic policy aimed at Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) by the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the way it has engaged with international REDD negotiations since the 2009 UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen.
Keywords: Papua New Guinea; REDD; Environment; Logging
|Modern Land Grabs Reversing Independence in PNG: Report On Our Land - The Oakland Institute|
Report on land grabs in PNG.
Keywords: Land grabs; Papua New Guinea; Human Rights
|Macintyre Informed Consent And Mining Projects A View From Papua New Guinea - Martha Macintyre|
Informed consent is increasingly perceived as a means of ensuring that people’s human rights are respected—whether as the subjects of research, holders of traditional ecological knowledge, recipients of medical treatment or citizens of a nation where economic projects are being developed. Informed consent has been widely deployed among the indigenous people who are minorities within nations such as Venezuela, Peru, Australia, the United States and Canada in campaigns for greater control over...
Keywords: Mining; Papua New Guinea; Prior; Free and Informed Consent; Human Rights
|Free trade in the South Pacific: An overview - Ilan Kiloe|
Trade liberalisation brings real economic challenges for small Pacific Island countries (PICs). Free trade rules articulated under regional free trade agreements (FTAs) have created a combination of circumstances that threaten the viability of Pacific Island economies and political and social stability in the region. This paper assesses the impact of regional FTAs. Examples to support arguments are drawn from three countries namely, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu...
Keywords: WTO; Pacific; Human Rights; Papua New Guinea
|Human Rights And The WTO: Issues For The Pacific - Sarah Joseph|
In the Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tonga are World Trade Organization members. This article examines the human rights concerns regarding the WTO, in particular the impact of WTO rules regarding trade liberalisation on poverty and development within developing states. The author comments on the costs of conditional WTO membership and the possible consequences of free trade and globalisation in the Pacific region.
Keywords: WTO; Pacific; Human Rights; Papua New Guinea
|Images of the Crisis: Painting memories and experiences of the Bougainville Crisis (1988-2001) - Red Cross PNG; ICRC|
Keywords: Bougainville; Conflict; Human Rights
|‘A tongue but no teeth?’: The emergence of a regional human rights mechanism in the Asia Pacific region - Andrea Durbach|
In November 2007, the Association of South East Asian Nations (‘ASEAN’) leaders undertook to establish an ASEAN Human Rights Body (‘AHRB’). While ASEAN Member States have been divided over the new mechanism’s structure and function, the High Level Panel charged with its implementation is evidently working towards December 2009 as the date for the AHRB’s establishment. This development takes place in the light of the creation of close to 20 national human rights commissions in the Asi...
Keywords: Human Rights; Papua New Guinea; Pacific
|Mapping Youth Vulnerability: A Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Survey among Young People in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea - Care|
Young people in Papua New Guinea and worldwide are at heightened risk to the HIV pandemic. CARE PNG’s Komuniti Tingim AIDS (KTA) Youth Project works directly with youth, and with leaders, service providers and key stakeholder partners to support improved sexual and reproductive health among the young people of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB). In mid-2010 CARE PNG’s KTA Youth Project conducted a Knowledge Attitude and Practice (KAP) Survey among 556 youth from 13 communities on Bu...
Keywords: Youth; Bougainville; Papua New Guinea
|Bougainville Rebellion, the Mining Industry and the Process of Social Disintegration in Papua New Guinea - Colin Filer|
Article about the social causes of the Bougainville crisis.
Keywords: Bougainville; Conflict; Human Rights
|International Best Practice for Anti-Corruption Agencies - National Anti-Corruption Strategy Technical Working Group|
The purpose of this Background Paper is to assist in forming views about what shape Papua New Guinea’s proposed anti-corruption agency (ACA, or Independent Commissions Against Corruption - ICACs) should take, by examining international best practice.
Keywords: Papua New Guinea; Corruption
|Papua New Guinea: Womens Human Rights Defenders in Action - Amnesty|
Article about women human rights defenders in PNG.
Keywords: Human Rights Defenders; Papua New Guinea; Gender-based violence
|A grand deceit: the world bank's claims of good governance in Papua New Guinea - Dr Tim Anderson|
Report written for ACF and CELCOR.
Keywords: Papua New Guinea; World Bank
|Extractive industries and indigenous peoples - James Anaya, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples|
This is the final thematic report of James Anaya, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, submitted to the Human Rights Council in accordance with Council resolutions 6/12 and 15/14. Building upon previous reports, it addresses the human rights concerns of indigenous peoples relating to extractive industries. The Special Rapporteur seeks to further advance understanding of the content and implications of international human rights standards that are relevant to these concerns...
Keywords: Human Rights; Mining; Extractive industries
|UNHCR Mission to Manus Island, Papua New Guinea 15-17 January 2013 - UNHCR|
UNHCR undertook a mission to Manus Island on 15-17 January 2013 to assess how Australia and Papua New Guinea were implementing their obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention, review the reception conditions at the Assessment Centre, and meet with officials, service providers and asylum-seekers to hear any concerns.
Keywords: Papua New Guinea; Human Rights; Refugees
|Family Protection Bill Final - GoPNG|
PNG's new Family Violence Protection Act (includes second reading speech). Please note that as at 25 September 2013 the Act is yet to be certified by the Speaker and so has not come into effect yet.
Keywords: Family and Sexual Violence; Papua New Guinea; Women's Rights
|Human Rights For Women Powerpoint - Laura Vines|
Includes an overview of: the international Human Rights framework (including CEDAW), a human rights-based approach in working with women and harmful gender stereotypes and combating them The presentation then focuses on current human rights issues for women in PNG/Bougainville including: Gender-based violence, reproductive rights (including consent and rape under PNG law)
Keywords: Papua New Guinea; Bougainville; Family and Sexual Violence; CEDAW; Powerpoint
|Presentation on How to Take Minutes|
Powerpoint presentation on meeting procedures and how to take good minutes.
Keywords: Resources for Community Groups; Powerpoint
|Your Organisation And The Law A Guide For PNG Civil Society|
This handbook is aimed at giving a general overview of some of the laws relevant to setting up and operating a non-governmental organisation in Papua New Guinea.
Keywords: Resources For Community Groups
|Human Rights, Women And Mining Presentation and Notes|
Powerpoing presentation and presenter's notes on the social and human rights impacts of mining on women in PNG.
Keywords: Women's Rights; Mining; Human Rights; Papua New Guinea
|Using CEDAW at the Grass Roots: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in the Pacific - Economic Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific|
The project, “Promotion of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women through NGO networks in the Pacific” was initiated in early 1998 to address the critical problems faced by grass-roots women in the Pacific island countries. It was intended to strengthen the capacity of gender-focused NGOs in collaborating with each other in communicating and delivering programmes at the field level...
Keywords: CEDAW; Women's Rights; Papua New Guinea
|Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review Calendar (Second Cycle)|
PNG's next UPR cycle falls in 2016.
Keywords: Papua New Guinea; Human Rights; Universal Periodic Review
|US Department Of State Country Report On PNG On Human Rights Practices For 2012 - US Department of State|
Keywords: Human Rights; Papua New Guinea; Women's Rights; Sorcery
|Universal Periodic Review: Bougainville Civil Society Shadow Report|
This report chiefly contains chiefly concerns and recommendations relating to post-conflict human rights issues. It includes input from many civil society sources and consultation with government Ministers, Members, CEO officers, employees of the administration and other partner agencies but it is not a government report.
Keywords: Universal Periodic Review; Human Rights; Bougainville; Papua New Guinea
|Asia Pacific Community of Practice on HIV, Gender and Human Rights: Summary of E-discussion on Linkages between Violence-Against- Women and HIV in Asia and the Pacific on 25 November to 10 December - 2012 - UNDP; UNAIDS; UN Women; UNOHCHR; APN+|
Report:From 25 November to 10 December 2012 the Asia Pacific Community of Practice on HIV, Gender and Human Rights (HIV-APCoP) held an e-discussion on linkages between violence-against-women (VAW) and HIV, coinciding with the 16 Days of Activism on violence-against-women1. The e-discussion was conducted to engage with the HIV-APCoP’s diverse membership of UN agencies, networks of people living with HIV, national and local governments, civil society organizations and academic and research insti...
Keywords: Pacific; Women's Rights; HIV; AIDS; Papua New Guinea
|Violence against women in Papua New Guinea - Ione Lewis; Bessie Maruia; Sharon Walker|
Journal article:The spread of HIV in Papua New Guinea is influenced by the social and cultural context. This study has aimed to develop knowledge about the different forms of domestic violence experienced by PNG women and their HIV status, and to give women a voice by asking them about their experiences of violence and their recommendations for services and community responses for women experiencing violence...
Keywords: Family and sexual violence; HIV; AIDS; Women's Rights; Papua New Guinea
|Papua New Guinea: The state as killer? - Amnesty International|
Amnesty International report about the death penalty in Papua New Guinea written prior to its repeal and eventual reintroduction in 2013.
Keywords: Death Penalty; Papua New Guinea; Human Rights
|Guidelines for Community Sector Organisations on the UPR Process|
Guidelines for Community Sector Organisations on the UPR Process
Keywords: Resources for Community Groups; Universal Periodic Review; Human Rights
|Statistics On Domestic Violence|
A compilation of statistics on domestic violence in Papua New Guinea
Keywords: Women's Rights; Family and Sexual Violence; Papua New Guinea
|Report of The Special Rapporteur On Torture on Papua New Guinea - Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment|
The most recent report of The Special Rapporteur On Torture on Papua New Guinea.
Keywords: Papua New Guinea; Special Rapporteur on Torture; Torture; Police Brutality; Human Rights
|How To Write Effective Press Releases (Powerpoint)|
Powerpoint presentation on how to write effective press releases in Papua New Guinea.
Keywords: Human Rights: Resources for Community Groups
|Portrayal Of Women In The Media (Powerpoint)|
Powerpoint presentation about portrayal of women in media in PNG.
Keywords: Women's Rights; Papua New Guinea; Powerpoint
|PNG Human Rights Commission Mooted - Amnesty International|
Amnesty International Report.
Keywords: Human Rights; Papua New Guinea
|Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society - United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights|
Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society is addressed to the civil society actors who, every day in every part of the world, contribute to the promotion, protection and advancement of human rights. Developed following a survey among users of the first edition of the Handbook—Working with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: A Handbook for NGOs (2006)—this comprehensively updated and revised second edition puts United...
Keywords: Resources for Community Groups; Human Rights
|Bougainville: The Forgotten Human Rights Tragedy - Amnesty International|
Report into human rights abuses during the Bougainville crisis.
Keywords: Bougainville; Human Rights; Papua New Guinea
|Gender And The Law (Powerpoint) - Regional Rights Resource Team|
Power point presentation about:the role of law in women’s livesgender theories and constructions basic gender stereotypes contributing to violence against womenhow the culture, structure and substance of the law further reinforces gender & sex discrimination and inequalities
Keywords: Women's Rights; Family and Sexual Violence; Pacific
|Inequality is against the Bible (Powerpoint) - Leitana Nehan|
Powerpoint presentation providing a biblical basis for equality between men and women.
Keywords: Powerpoint; Women's Rights; Papua New Guinea
|CEDAW Shadow Report for PNG and Bougainville - Papua New Guinea National Council of Women|
CEDAW Shadow Report for PNG and Bougainville.
Keywords: CEDAW; Papua New Guinea; Bougainville; Women's Rights
|‘A tongue but no teeth?’: The emergence of a regional human rights mechanism in the Asia Pacific region - Andrea Durbach; Catherine Renshaw; Andrew Byrnes|
Keywords: Human Rights; Pacific; Papua New Guinea
|Agriculture And Gender in PNG (Powerpoint)|
Powerpoint presentation about issues of agriculture and gender in PNG.
Keywords: Women's Rights; Agriculture; Papua New Guinea; Human Rights; Powerpoint
|Project Planning Resources|
This collection of documents includes:AusAID Logical Framework GuideHow to conduct a Stakeholder Ananlysis;How to conduct a Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats (SWOT) analysisHow to conduct a Political/Economic/Social/Technological analysisKellogg Project Evaluation HandbookHow to Design a Development Program ManualCARE Project Design Manual
Keywords: Resources for Community Groups
|Community Group Resource Kit - New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs|
Guidance for people setting up and running community organisations.
Keywords: Resources for Community Groups